Title

Soc 275

Authors

Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008

Abstract

KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: 10-12-07 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Sociology and Anthropology Dr. Brian Green 8-2519 bgreen@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Dr. Saran Ghatak 8-2331 sghatak@keene.edu TITLE SUMMARY: SOC 275: Deviance and Social Control PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: EXISTING (OLD) DATA: None PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: SOC 275 Deviance and Social Control, 4 credits PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course studies how a society defines “normal” and “deviant��� behavior. The social institutions and processes related to this act of labeling, as well as those concerned with controlling such behavior are critically analyzed through a survey of the sociological literature on deviance. Fall LEARNING OUTCOMES: 1. Knowledge of the sociological theories on deviant behavior and social control. 2. Familiarity with the major empirical studies on deviant behavior and social control in sociology. 3. To think critically and understand the politics of the processes through which a society imposes definitions of normal and deviant behavior. 4. Ability to use concepts/ theories to understand actual events in contemporary society. 5. Conduct a research project and write a term paper. RATIONALE: This course has been offered twice in the past as a special topics course and proved to be very popular among students. It would also contribute to the Criminal Justice Studies Minor. It falls under Dr. Ghatak’s research specializations and he would like to teach it as a regular offering. RESOURCES: Saran Ghatak Assistant Professor Department of Sociology and Anthropology What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? The library liaison Judy Hildebrandt has informed us that the current holdings are adequate to support the course in a regular basis. ADVISORY OPINIONS: None Updated 14 May 2004. SIGNATURE PAGE 2007-2008 1. Sponsoring Program: _________________________ Chair Signature: _______________________ For ___ Against ___ Abstain___ Absent ___ Date _____________ 2. Advisory Opinions: List the names of the affected departments and include department responses. 3. School Curriculum Committee (or the ISPC ONLY for Course Proposals designated II): Comment: For ___ Against ___ Abstain ___ Absent ___ Chair: ________________________Date ________ 4. Dean: Comment: Approved____ Not Approved____ Signature: _________ Date ________ 5. Senate Curriculum Committee: Comment: For ___ Against___ Abstain ___ Absent ___ Chair: __________________________Date _________ 6. Keene State College Senate: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: ____________________________ Date ________ 7. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: _____________________________Date ________ 8. President: Passed ___ Failed ___ Information___ Signature: ____________________________ Date ________ KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 16, 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Identify the department and chair. Include phone number and email address. Sociology and Anthropology: Brian Green, Chair Phone: 8-2519 PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Identify the person(s) who should be contacted regarding the proposal. Include phone number and email address. This person is expected to attend Divisional and/or Senate Curriculum meetings to discuss the proposal. Peter Stevenson Phone: 8-2904 Email: pstevens@keene.edu TITLE SUMMARY: Soc 363, Corrections; 3 credits PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: EXISTING (OLD) DATA: Insert the course information as it exists in the current KSC Catalog. You may copy the information electronically from the KSC Web page: http://www.keene.edu/catalog/mdc.cfm A sociological overview of the correctional process with an emphasis on the social, political, and economic influences upon this process. Topics to be examined include; the impact of race, class, and gender on the correctional system, the uses and effectiveness of institutional placements, intermediate sanctions and community-based programming. Fall PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: Limit the course title to 30 characters, including spaces. If more characters are absolutely necessary for clarity, the sponsor should submit an abbreviated title to assure an intelligible abbreviated title of choice (for use in student information system, on transcripts, etc.). None, Deletion. PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: Limit the Course Description to 50 words, not including prerequisites. Prerequisites should be clear and specific, e.g., as courses (e.g., ENG 101) or number of credits required. Finally, specify semester(s) the course will be offered. None, Deletion. LEARNING OUTCOMES: State knowledge and/or skills students will be expected to demonstrate upon completion of this course. For more information, see Guidelines for Developing Program Objectives, Course Objectives, and Learning Outcomes: http://www.keene.edu/senate/proposals/help/Writing4.cfm . None, Deletion. RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. This course is being cut from sociology and will eventually be CJS 201, Corrections. RESOURCES: For course proposals, include the name of the faculty member(s) who will be teaching this course, whether tenure-track, full-time, or adjunct. Indicate whether additional staffing, facilities, and/or equipment will be required. Also, consider the long-term impact of adding a course or altering a program. When a proposal has staffing, space or monetary implications, the VPAA must be consulted and his or her comments should be included in this section. None, Deletion. What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? None, Deletion. ADVISORY OPINIONS: List the names of affected departments and include department responses. Advisory opinions are required whenever a proposal affects the curricula of other programs. A proposal must list all affected departments. An Advisory Opinion must be solicited at least two weeks prior to delivery of the proposal to the DCC. Affected departments have two weeks to respond to the request for an Advisory Opinion. Responses should be attached to the proposal. In the event that affected departments do not respond, evidence of the request for an Advisory Opinion from non-respondents must be provided. If a proposal affects a curriculum in a division other than that of the sponsor, each relevant department and the DCC in that division must review and approve the proposal as well. (The electronic curriculum review process tracks votes, advisory opinions and comments as required at each stage of the review.) Updated 14 May 2004.

Source

Senate Curriculum Committee

Language

English

Publisher

Keene State College

Soc 275

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